1. Rebuilding the CPUSA community, shop and campus clubs.
The progressive movement has been very weak and lacking a stiff back-bone to stand up to Wall Street and its two parties. We think our Party Clubs will help to strengthen the back-bone of the progressive movements seeking real change.
As many of you have noticed the mainstream media continues to make a big deal about Obama's State of the Union Speech claiming it was focused on "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs."
As I travel and discuss issues with people I will focus on the need to make government responsible for full employment through a legislative mandate similar to the "Full Employment Act of 1945" which was supported by Henry Wallace, the Communist/left led trade unions and passed the U.S. Senate by a huge margin only to be opposed by President Harry Truman his Wall Street pals and defeated by a similarly huge margin in the House.
Without the government becoming legislatively responsible for full employment we will never reach full employment and high unemployment leaving millions of working class families in dire straits and poverty will become the "new normal" because as the President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board has stated, he foresees an unemployment rate of around 8% being the new normal in the years to come.
Please notice in the talk below by Sam Webb he makes the outrageous and false claim we can't have job creating programs while at the same time putting an end to government debt and deficits.
In fact, we can do both and full employment is the key provided we have huge government programs putting people to work solving the problems of the people--- National Public Health Care System, National Public Child Care System, WPA, CCC and CETA type programs; provided these programs and projects are funded with a "peace dividend" and special taxes levied on the wealthy, corporate profits and Wall Street transaction. Others make the outrageous claim that full employment creates inflation.
The message coming from our Communist Party Clubs leading into the 2014 and 2016 elections is going to be sharp and clear: a government that can't provide any human being who wants to work with a decent job at a real living wages isn't worth a damn.
This was a presentation made by the leadership of the CPUSA to the recent International Meeting of Communist Parties:
The goal and objective of our Communist Party Clubs is the same as always: to empower workers to become the leaders for the progressive change we seek.
We are preparing a leaflet:
"Robbing the Poor to Fatten the Rich; a worker's guide to wages, prices, inflation, profits, unemployment, taxes, government budgets & debts and deficits, full employment, peace and war; the country we have, the country we want."
We are also preparing a statement for workers to sign on to:
"What Do Working People Want? We Want Peace and Full Employment"